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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 9 items )  

ICYMI: Rep. Keller Tours Cabot Oil and Gas Operations in Susquehanna County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Learns about partnership between gas company, local economy, and education institutions * * * In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) toured Cabot Oil & Gas operations in Susquehanna County this week and learned about the company's significant partnerships with local job creators, educational institutions, and local government. Susquehanna County is one of the country's largest  more

Rep. Cartwright Announces $1 Million in Funding to Wright Center for Community Health
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a $1,000,000 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Health Resources and Services Administration (an agency of HHS) awarded The Wright Center for Community Health this supplemental funding through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). RCORP funds multi-sector consortia to enhance thei  more

Rep. Keller Tours Susquehanna University
SELINSGROVE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Hears higher education priorities from university officials, receives update on campus upgrades and current research projects * * * Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) Thursday toured Susquehanna University where he heard from university officials about their higher education priorities for him to take back to Congress and work on while on the House Education and Labor Committee. "S  more

Rep. Lamb Applauds Plan to Ensure Disabled Veterans Get Student Loan Forgiveness
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Legislation Introduced by Lamb in June Provides Debt Forgiveness for Eligible Disabled Veterans * * * In June 2019, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17), Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Andy Levin (MI-09) introduced the bipartisan Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act) to requi  more

Rep. Perry Honors 193rd Special Operations Wing of Middletown
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 -- Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pennsylvania, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record Aug. 23, honoring the 193rd Special Operations Wing of Middletown: I rise today to honor and congratulate the outstanding men and women of the 193rd Special Operations Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard for earning the Wing's 18th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. This highly prestigious award recognizes the Wing's exceptionally meritorious service from October 1  more

Rep. Thompson: Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission Receives $1,000,000 Grant
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Federal HHS funds will be used for Rural Communities Opioid Response Program * * * The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently announced the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission (AICDAC) as the recipient of a $1,000,000 grant. The funds will support the implementation of the organization's Rural Communities Opioid Response program. "The Armstrong-Indiana-Clari  more

Rep. Waters Issues Statement on Consumer Bureau Student Loan Ombudsman Announcement
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the announcement that Robert Cameron, former head of compliance and risk mitigation at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, will serve as the Private Education Loan Ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: "In August 2018, former CFPB Assistant Director and Student Loan Ombudsman Seth Frotman shared with the Committee a re  more

Reps. Fitzpatrick, Harder Issue Statement on U.S.-Mexico Border Trip
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pennsylvania, and Josh Harder, D-California, issued the following joint statement on their visit to the U.S.-Mexico border: "The seriousness of the humanitarian crisis on the Southern border of the United States is recognized by Americans of all political persuasions. Our broken immigration system, violence and political instability in the Northern Triangle, and a lack of readily available resources have only exacerbated the challenges faced. "  more

Toomey, Casey Lead PA Delegation Letter to Improve Safety at Federal Prisons
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) led several members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation in asking the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to curb the flow of dangerous drugs into federal prisons through the mail. In July and August, multiple correctional officers at U.S. Penitentiary Canaan in Wayne County, Pennsylvania were temporarily hospitalized after being   more